Vacancy: Assistant Headteacher

River Mead School
Job reference
Closing date
12 May 2022 at 9.00am
Interview date
19 May 2022
Start date
1 September 2022
Contract type
Leadership 1-5
Full time
Lowbourne, Melksham SN12 7ED
Role overview
We welcome applications from candidates who are:
• An outstanding classroom teacher with a passion for developing children’s knowledge, inspiring their learning and celebrating their achievements
• Experienced working as part of a school leadership team
• Dedicated to, and have high expectations of, children with a belief that all children can succeed
• Experienced in mentoring peers and students
• Excited to support the development of Early Years / the Wider Curriculum / Assessment / English - to include the monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness
• Committed to raising standards through excellent teaching and learning
• Able to work with colleagues to ensure that all learners make good progress, and are advantaged by your leadership
• Strong leaders, with a proven track record of supporting others to improve their practice
• Able to motivate and inspire others, and prepared to support and hold people to account
• Strong communicators, with excellent interpersonal skills
• Innovative, creative and forward thinking, and committed to your own professional development and learning
• Able to work effectively within our hardworking, talented and friendly team, on whole school issues
• Able to model and share good practice
• Excited to develop strong engagement with the local community and other professionals
• Keen to develop leadership skills and expertise with specific responsibility for a combination of two or more of the following:
• The wider curriculum
• English
• Early Years
• Assessment

For a full job description, please refer to the Candidate Brief

How to apply
To apply for this role, you must send the following items to by the above closing date and time. Any applications that do not include all of this information will be incomplete and we won't be able to consider them:
1. A completed application form
2. A letter detailing any additional information
Other information

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >

Equality & Diversity Form >

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published on social media platforms as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

Child Protection Policy >

Code of Conduct >

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance just when they need it most